Get to know your federal candidates for NB Southwest

Editor’s note – These candidate bios ran in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of The Saint Croix Courier. Each candidate was sent the same questions at the same time, and given the same deadline to respond. The returned document could not exceed 1500 words, and could be any length under that total. The responses were edited for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, but were otherwise unaltered/unedited for print. They ran in alphabetical order (by the last name of the candidate) in the newspaper, and will run in alphabetical order here as well, in effort of being as fair as possible. Pictures are not included to again ensure fairness.

Sue Jonah – The Green Party

Tell us about your family

I am originally from Hillsborough, where my mother still lives. She continues to be active with the Ladies Auxiliary and the Legion. She is retired from CN Rail in Moncton. My brother and his family live in the Rothsay area. My furry family and I live at Yoho Lake. Richie is an eight-year-old Chocolate lab who was ‘born on the couch’. This past June we got Dee, who came to us from the Charlotte County SPCA. She is also eight-years-old and is definitely the princess. She is a black lab mix who is just learning the joys of the couch in her retirement.

What’s your “other” profession?

I went to the Maritime Forest Ranger School in 1982, then spent 27 years with the Department of Natural Resources, Forest Management Branch, where I worked all over the province from Grand Manan to Campbellton. For the past 10 years I have worked as a broker for a courier company in Fredericton.

Why are you running?

I decided to run in this election because I am very tired of the same old same old. There seems to be growing interest in ‘something different – a new way of doing things. That is right up my alley! I have been involved in the Hanwell Rural Community since it was a Local Service District. Over those 15+ years, I have gained a great deal of experience in working with government at all levels and learned how to get things done. It seems like a waste to not use that knowledge and experience. I chose to join the Green Party because they seem right for me. I like their matter of fact way of doing things and addressing the issues head on. I am not very good at beating around the bush! I like that Elizabeth May has a clear vision for the opportunities, as well as the challenges. I agree with the opportunities presented to us in the Green Party Platform, called Mission Possible. I agree that not only is it possible, it will happen, and it’s up to all of us who vote to make it happen.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

NB Southwest is such a large and diverse riding. There are many issues, but if I had to pick one, I would have to pick climate. I see climate change as an economic and social issue. It has affected how we live and how much money we spend in every part of the riding. Whether it is spring flooding in many areas, or warming water in the Bay of Fundy, or ice storms all over the area, it’s disrupting our lives and costing us money. It is expensive to fix homes, roads and utilities, not to mention insurance rates which are increasing every year. It’s causing problems with jobs in farming and fishing. Some people say that the ways to slow/reverse/mitigate – whatever term you like on climate change are too expensive. I believe just the opposite. It is more expensive do nothing, or prop up old ideas, until something better comes along. We are spending so much money on old technology, that could be spent on education, healthcare, seniors and veterans.

What is your vision for NBSW?

My vision for NB Southwest is for all of us to have the opportunity to live and work here for as long as we want, and for our families into the future to do the same. To do that we must make sure everyone has the tools they need to succeed. We need to level the playing field in post secondary education. What better and simple program is there than free tuition. We need more and better seniors housing, affordable daycare, a pharmacare program, cheaper and reliable internet and cellphone coverage, a reliable and inexpensive rural transportation system. We need to revamp the employment insurance system to be more reflective of the local conditions. We need to make preventative health care a priority and support mental health and addiction programs. We also need to realize the local governments need the ability to have a greater say in their budgets. As I have been saying all along, we need to govern from the bottom up, not the top down. And most of all we need to attract good paying jobs and the people to work at them. Easy as blueberry pie? Not really, but we can do it. Not, just the elected officials, but all of us together. I was asked a week or so ago by someone ‘So what are you going to do for me’? Not really my favourite question! But after thinking about it, my answer is ‘I’m going to do my best to give YOU the opportunity to get whatever you want or need, for yourself and your family. I’m going do what I can to make sure that government is simple, fair and responsive to everyone. And I am going to encourage you to become engaged and work for what you want. And to succeed.’ Busy engaged people are happy people. That is indeed a VISION.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

In my opinion the most important part of the Green Party Platform is a total rethink of how we get and use energy in this country. I am amazed that we can quickly move toward an electrical grid powered by renewable energy. Which will not only produce reliable, stable and inexpensive electricity. It will also provide thousands of jobs, here in NB Southwest and, across the country. Having stable power rates will also help people who are struggling between having heat or food or rent. I feel especially excited that money saved from not investing in the exploration and manufacturing of fossil fuels can be spent on so many other things. While the focus these days is on the environment, the other real winner is the economy. Our economy is changing. I hear more and more about electric cars, and renewable energy. People are interested. We need government to take the lead. We need to take a stand and pick a direction. We need to move forward in a decisive manner leaving old technology behind. I am reminded of my father, who for his whole life read everything. In 1975 when I was heading to UNB, he was reading something on wind power at the time. He decided that perhaps I could find ‘one of those engineers up there’ who could build him a windmill. Surely, he could save money with that! A mere 44 years later, we are still getting there. Unfortunately, he never got his own windmill, but used to love going to see the ones not far from his house.

I have talked to so many people and municipal governments who want to move forward, but we are right now caught between two systems right now, which makes both too expensive. Fossil fuels and not going to get cheaper, and until we make the commitment to electricity and renewable energy, those prices are not going to come down fast enough either.

In my opinion, government is not here to rule and regulate us to death, but to lead us in the right direction. I invite everyone to have a look at the Green Party Platform. It is on our website, as well as the cost analysis for it. They detail how it can be done, and as well balance the budget within five years. I do find it a little wordy, but it is available for all to see. Enjoy !

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

I honestly have no idea who the Avengers are. I’m guessing, cartoon characters? I suppose, in true government fashion, I should call in a consultant. I do have a great niece Chloe, who probably would be an expert on the subject. I could give you her number and have her authorized by my Official Agent.

Contact

Susan Jonah, Green Party. 462 Yoho Lake Rd. Yoho NB. E6K 3C3

Sjonah@nb.sympatico.ca 506-238-1539

Karen Ludwig – The Liberal Party

Tell us about your family

My parents were both hardworking and loving people. They raised five children – four daughters and one boy. My mom worked at Sears and my dad worked in a factory. Sadly I’ve lost my parents, two sisters and only brother. My dad was veteran of the Korean Conflict and my brother served a tour in Cyprus. I met my husband Andrew at university and we raised our two children, Dylan and Dani in Saint Andrews. Now our two grandbabies live here! Our family is growing. Our son works as a contract diver, and our daughter is an Oncology nurse. Andrew and I plan to grow old here. My family has been overwhelmingly supportive of my decision to step-up and serve New Brunswick Southwest. I am very grateful and proud of them.

What’s your “other” profession?

Prior to 2015, I was the Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Yorkville University and was working on my PhD in Education at UNB. I also taught International Trade Management part-time at UNB in their MBA program. I was a business instructor at NBCC-St. Andrews for approximately 14 years. What I love about teaching is every day you can make a difference. Meeting up with my former students is always heartwarming and rewarding to hear what they have accomplished.

Why are you running?

Four years ago, I ran because of Stephen Harper’s cuts to science, veterans, seniors, families, and border security. I ran on a platform to make life more affordable for Canadians and that’s why the Liberal Party created the Canada Child Benefit to put more money into the pockets of those who need it the most. We reversed the age of eligibility for senior’s pension from 67 under the Harper government back to 65. That’s a savings of approximately $13,000 for our seniors. There is still much more to do. Together, we can keep moving forward, to a future where every person, every entrepreneur, every young person can feel confident putting their roots down in our communities. I want a future where everyone who has bravely served our nations get the supports they deserve and where no one has to choose between getting life-saving medication or putting food on the table. I also running for re-election to continue a tone and attitude of positive politics which is so needed in Canada today. Positive or negative politics carve different paths for our future. I choose positive politics as our path forward in New Brunswick Southwest.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

The top issue for New Brunswick Southwest, in fact our entire nation and future, is adapting about economy with extreme environmental changes. Rising sea levels, extreme flooding, forest fires, rising ocean temperatures, extreme weather changes, are not only affecting our quality of life but also impact our fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, and farming industries. NB Power recently raised rates by 2.5 per cent due the cost of responding to New Brunswick back-to-back extreme floods. Partly due to increase in severe weather events and aging municipal infrastructures, water damage in now the number one cause of home insurance claims. Our home insurance coverage costs is also rising. We need leadership to stand strongly and transition our economy for a sustainable and thriving future for generations. We can’t go backwards, and I know my grandchildren need me to have a progressive vision for their future as my parents did for my generation.

What is your vision for NBSW?

My vision for New Brunswick Southwest is we care for our vulnerable, we have a thriving economy, and we minimize the impact of climate change on our communities.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

Our top priority is growing the middle class and addressing the climate crisis. Over the past four years, the Liberal Canada Child Benefit raised close to 12,000 children out of poverty in our Riding. Under our plan, the middle class will pay no federal tax on the first $15,000 earned. We will introduce a national pharmacare program to make the prescriptions more affordable. We will cut cell phone bills by 25 per cent. Over the past four years, we took significant action to protect our environment and fight climate change. There’s more to do and we will build on this progress together. We will continue to invest in science and clean technology.

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

Commissioner James Gordon (DC Comics) “You’re going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge, it won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.”

Contact

1-800-858-9728

Doug Mullin – New Democrat Party

Tell us about your family

I’m a single guy, never married. Currently residing in Sunny Corner, having returned five years ago to my family home. I live with my mother and sister, and her two cats, and sometimes her husband. My sister married this year and lives between her husband’s home and our home. My middle sister lives in Grand Manan, married with one child. My dad is living with Alzheimer’s at a nursing home, coming to the end of the journey. Travel safe, Dad.

What’s your “other” profession?

My “other” profession is hospitality. I work as a bartender at a Miramichi hotel, as well as offering my services as a photographer. I have experience with event photography: music shows, business events, fundraiser dinners and weddings. I have done some portraits as well, baby portraits, family portraits, band pics. And have been returning to a love of landscapes, reconnecting with nature and the beauty that entails.

Why are you running?

I run in this election because I believe in democracy and the democratic process. I think that every Canadian should have the option to vote for their party of choice. I choose the New Democratic Party as an adult, and it has reflected me very well. Upon becoming a member of the NDP, I started looking at the history of the party, and saw myself reflected in the leaders. James Woodsworth, leader of the CCF, which became the NDP, was a social gospel minister. His work gave us Old Age Pensions, and a terrific critic on poverty in early 20th century Canada. Tommy Douglas, a Baptist minister and the first socialist Premier in Canada, was the first leader of the NDP. His work gave us universal Medicare. I want to see that vision expanded to include pharmacare and dentacare. I found David Lewis, an organizer with the CCF, and the second leader of the NDP. He worked tirelessly for decades, and when the time came to lead, he stepped up.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

The top issue in NBSW is the rural nature of our riding. While this is our strength, it is also a weakness as it pertains to government delivery of service. We need sustainable investment in rural infrastructure, like affordable housing, environmentally sustainable transportation options, and rural broadband connectivity.

What is your vision for NBSW?

I want to see NBSW thrive, economically and socially. To this end, I would love to lead a conversation between my provincial counterparts, the locally elected MLAs, the local municipal politicians along with municipal staffs, and the staff of the appropriate government departments, plus the federal ministers responsible. This conversation would be how to implement a buy local, think global strategy for NBSW. This would be a tourist strategy and economic development all rolled into one. One idea I have would be to develop a a marketing brand for Grand Manan lobster, so that the entire country can be using lobster from the Bay of Fundy under a NBSW community name. Enhancing the options for younger people to get into farming would be part of this. Helping those who want to learn to grow food in a permaculture way would be part of this.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

My top priority from the party platform as it pertains to NBSW is the investment in rural communities. We need a government that listens to Canada’s rural communities, and recognizes the incredible contributions that our communities make to the prosperity and strength of our entire party. A New Democrat MP in NBSW will fight for improving access to in-person services. We would work with Canada Post to create a system of postal banking, which would see no loss of financial services in the rural communities.

Working with the various levels of government and the communities involved, including the indigenous peoples, I would continue my transportation advocacy. I would seek permanent funding for a service like Charlotte Dial-a-Ride.

Staying connected digitally is more essential than ever, yet too many rural communities in Canada don’t have reliable cell phone or broadband service. A New Democrat government will change that by delivering high-speed rural broadband to all communities in Canada without delay and ensuring that reliable cell phone service is expanded to every area of Canada, while keeping rates affordable for families and businesses.

To make all of Canada’s communities sustainable for the long term, we need to change how we build them. Rural communities need fair access to federal infrastructure and transit funds, and more help to prepare for and deal with the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. New Democrats will work with provinces to put in place a new deal for rural infrastructure programs that provide long-term predictable funding for communities. And we’ll increase the amount of help the federal government provides to communities to adapt to climate change and rebuild when disasters happen. We’ll make sure that affordable housing investments go to rural communities, too, and that federal infrastructure dollars flow now to create good local jobs that stay in the community.

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

As an adult, my favourite Avenger characters are Pepper Potts and Shuri. They were the support staff to the heroes, Iron Man and Black Panther. They were smart and capable women, capable of doing what they desired to do. And they used their skills and talents to help fight for justice in their own way.

As a child growing up, I loved Spiderman, who as Peter Parker was a photographer, and as Spiderman, a justice seeking hero. He was presented as a complex person, with real wants and desires, real conflicts in his life.

Contact

doug.mullin@ndp.ca

Meryl Sarty – People’s Party of Canada

Tell us about your family

I was born the in 1944, the second of eight children. During the second world war, my parents built a taxi business in Truro, Nova Scotia, transporting soldiers to the army base at Debert. At the wars end business collapsed and they went bankrupt. They lost their home.

With their three children they found work in logging camps. My mother was camp cook and my father was a logger. We moved often and lived in tar papered shacks. In 1952 they had saved enough money to make a down payment on a farm in Baileys Brook, NS. My older brother and I looked after cattle, pigs, chickens and a horse while my mother had babies, cooked, washed, and managed the farm. My father contracted logging jobs and worked away from home to pay the bills.

My parents separated when I was 12. The younger children went to the US where my mother found relatives and work. We others stayed with our father. I quit school at 14 and worked the woods with my father. I got my first paying job at 14, crewing on a lobster boat. My father died when I turned 17. My mother took the younger kids with her to US. My brother and I were left on our own. No family, no guidance, and no home. We spent most of the next year drinking and getting into trouble. My brother entered the Air Force. I was taken in for the winter by a poor, large, and very kind family. I was given food, shelter and kindness. In turn, I was a hunter and provided them with moose and deer meat for the winter. In the spring I took a militia training course and later was accepted into the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

What’s your “other” profession?

Other professions include natural health and healing arts. I am accredited in Reiki, (Master), Thai Massage, Reflexology, and Jin Shin Do Accupressure. I also practice Bhakti yoga. I am a singer/songwriter and I love to teach. I have a diploma in business, as well as University degrees in Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Education. I hold a journeyman certificate in the sheet metal and roofing trades. I have farmed, logged, fished, steeplejacked, banked and operated a successful roofing contractor business. In 2017, my wife and I sold our organic farm operation project in Stanley where over seven years we apprenticed some 120 young adults from Canada, Europe and Asia in organic vegetable and animal farming.

Why are you running?

I am running because our old party Liberal and Conservative governments have failed us. Our leaders are corrupt and our country is bankrupt. We are going deeper in debt every day to the tune of some $54 million. While we are borrowing money to finance federal programs and pay yearly interest of some $29,000,000,000, we are giving massive billions of dollars to foreign aid, corporate welfare, massive unchecked immigration costs and now the carbon tax. Our national federal debt has increased to nearly $700 billion. While our government largess shines to the rest of the world, our government is not taking care of the Canadians who built and defended this country with their sweat and their lives. While generous MP salaries, allowances, and pensions go steadily up, our elderly, our veterans and our disabled go untreated and live in poverty.

Our young have lost the hope of ever affording a home or raising a family. As our freedoms, our values and culture are being eroded we are fast approaching the formation of a police state. Our speech, guns, and the right to defend our lives and property are under attack. I am running in an effort with others to reverse this insanity and take our values, our culture and our country back. I want our children and grandchildren to someday enjoy the freedom, opportunity and this wonderful precious land that our forebearers left to us. Max Bernier is a humble patriot, a man who cares about our Canada and offers a simple workable plan to restore her to her onetime independence and greatness. I am here to help him do that.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

Top issue is not one but many. Overly dependent on unfair equalization payments taken from other provinces. Carbon tax. Dependence on expensive foreign oil. Interprovincial trade barriers.

High taxes and complex tax structures. Capital gains taxes. Uneven playing field for small business.

What is your vision for NBSW?

My vision is to achieve a balanced federal budget within two years. We will cut excessive foreign aid. No more corporate welfare. Stop massive immigration/refugee overload and costs. Eliminate any carbon tax. Bringing oil pipeline east. Refine and sell our own oil on the world market. Reduce and simplify the tax system. Eradicate the capital gains tax. Reduce federal income taxes. Provide a level interprovincial playing field for New Brunswick businesses.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

Top priority is to balance the budget within two years and to simplify and lower taxes.

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

Who are the Avengers? We are the Avengers who will take our country back and help her prosper once again.

Contact

506-262-3353 meryl.sarty@gmail.com

Abe Scott – Veterans Coalition Party

Tell us about your family

My beautiful wife Jen Boyce and four kids. Amelia 15, Tyler 13, Spencer eight, Lincoln 18 months. I love my family very much.

What’s your “other” profession?

Professional truck driver. I’ve worked in the auto tech industry, logging, customer service, security, and as a DJ.

Why are you running?

I’m running because I have four young children who I want to have a beautiful environment, and a strong united country. I can morally back up The Veterans Coalition Party of Canada without question compared to the other parties.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

Employment, environment, mental health care, senior health, veterans care.

What is your vision for NBSW?

No carbon tax as it’s just another burden to taxpayers. Getting our men and women who put their lives on the line for us and fought and fight for our rights the resources and benefits they deserve and not closed doors. Pipeline from the west to get our resources to market. Farmers feeding our families not relying on overseas. Growing and harvesting Hemp and planting biodiversity in our woodlands. Banning Glyphosate spraying Canada wide.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

Accountability to constituents, engagement and consultation with constituents. We are the only party that will sign legal documents holding us accountable and we are asking all parties to sign such documents and be held to the same laws as taxpayers if laws are broken.

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

The Incredible Hulk

Contact

abescott37@gmail.com or Facebook

John Williamson – Conservative Party

Tell us about your family

I’m a proud New Brunswick-native from old Saint Andrews and Charlotte County families – The Williamsons, Leightons & Collins. My mom and dad, Joan and John, met here in Saint Andrews during the 1960s and growing up we split our time between Fredericton and Saint Andrews with my grandparents Mary and Gordon Williamson. My mother was an art teacher and was active in the Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in town before she passed. My father was a civil servant in the provincial government, who is now retired and also lives in Saint Andrews. My Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Peter also used to own the Saint Andrews fish market in the heart of town. Peter Williamson was an active Charlotte County Liberal before passing, but I’m pretty sure he’d vote for me. Today, Aunt Jeannie (Stinson) is a loud and proud John Williamson Conservative supporter.

In 2012, I met my amazing wife, Kelly. Kelly Williamson is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Commander, Royal Canadian Navy) who has served our country with honour for more than 20 years. Her career has taken her from coast-to-coast and around the world. She has served both at sea and ashore working with the RCN, Canadian Army, Special Operations Forces and Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. She has served in Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal and supported missions in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.

Being married to Kelly really makes me appreciate the service and sacrifice of not only our veterans and military personnel, it has also helped me appreciate the bravery, commitment, love and sacrifices of our military families – who support their loved ones when duty takes them away from home.

Kelly and I live in Saint Andrews with our Cairn Terrier, Teddy. Kelly chose the name because he looks like a small bear. Teddy is from Harvey, New Brunswick.

What’s your “other” profession?

I am a column writer and policy researcher. My areas of study include affordability, fiscal and trade policy as well as responsible resource development. I have written on these topics for the Telegraph Journal and Financial Post newspapers, CBC, and Maclean’s magazine. I got my start writing 20 years ago for the National Post newspaper – where I analyzed and critiqued government policies and proposed policy solutions.

In 2016, I launched Canadians for Affordable Energy to explain the importance of energy affordability for families, businesses and our quality of life. I’m also a former National Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. In both of these roles, I advocated and proposed policy ideas to help make life more affordable for small businesses, working Canadians, families and people living on fixed-incomes.

From 2011 until 2015, I had the honour of serving as Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. During my tenure, I hosted regular Town Hall meetings in communities throughout the riding to listen and stay informed. My top priority was representing the interests of voters here in southern New Brunswick. I was an early proponent of a West-to-East pipeline to bring jobs, opportunity and greater prosperity to the region. I also took an interest in raising awareness of Lyme’s Disease with Green Party leader Elizabeth May and I secured infrastructure dollars for projects across the region in places like McAdam, Saint Andrews, St. Stephen, St. George, Blacks Harbour, Back Bay, Grand Manan, Deer Island, Campobello and harbour projects throughout the region. If voters return me to Parliament on October 21, I will continue to be a vocal advocate for our riding.

Why are you running?

I have always had a deep desire to serve and to give back to a country that has given so much to so many, including my family. But there are still people who slip through the cracks and really, these are the people who drive my desire to run.

We live in one of the most beautiful and dynamic parts of the country and we have so much potential. I want to fight to be sure our riding is well served by the federal government. I want to help make life better for people in New Brunswick Southwest by bringing jobs and opportunities here. I want to represent the interests and values of the hardworking men and women in this region who run local businesses, and work hard to support their loved ones and families.

What do you see as the top issue in NBSW?

Canadians and small businesses are struggling with rising prices. People on fixed incomes are worried they cannot keep up with the higher costs of living. Working families are getting by, but not getting ahead.

If elected, Conservatives will immediately abolish Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax. The carbon tax is a tax on everything. Ending the Liberal carbon tax will lower prices, give families a break and allow local businesses to better compete with US companies. The recent job losses at Flakeboard were caused, in part, by rising electricity and natural gas prices – both are hit hard by the carbon tax. Our top priority is to make life more affordable for Canadians.

Protecting the traditional fisheries and aquaculture is another top concern. The Trudeau Liberals want to create large so-called marine protected areas that would harm the lobster fishery in southern New Brunswick. Our local fishing communities are worried. And more recently, Justin Trudeau announced radical aquaculture changes that would cause significant job losses in Charlotte County. These changes will hurt working families. It was wrong for the Liberals to announce these changes without consulting our local fishing communities. My Liberal opponents will have no power to stop them since both measures are now official Liberal Party policy and voting Liberal locally means more Justin Trudeau.

I also think reinvigorating a West-East Energy Corridor is in the interests of New Brunswick Southwest. We must work with other provinces to create good paying NB jobs that will allow New Brunswick workers pursuing opportunities in other provinces to return home. There is also a tremendous opportunity to export made-in-New Brunswick ideas and innovation to other provinces. I’m excited about our future with the right leadership, which is why change is needed in Ottawa.

Finally, a new Conservative government will end C-71, which targets rural Canadians, land owners and hunters. A new Conservative government will fight illegal guns and gang crime instead of targeting law-abiding Canadians.

What is your vision for NBSW?

Our riding is expansive, including all of Charlotte County with our four distinct islands, extending to Coles Island, Hanwell, Studholm, Sunbury, Grand Bay-Westfield, Gagetown and all points in between, like McAdam. We have a number of diverse communities both suburban and rural, farmland and fisheries. Each community has its own unique issues. At the end of the day, the local representative needs to be in tune with each of these communities and advocate on their behalf, particularly on local projects and infrastructure needs. I want to see strong, resilient communities. I want to help set the conditions that will allow small and medium-sized businesses to thrive and I want New Brunswickers who have left our province in pursuit of jobs elsewhere to return home because we develop opportunities that allow families and people to thrive here at home.

What is the top priority of your party platform as it pertains to NBSW?

Our top priority as it pertains to New Brunswick Southwest is to eliminate the carbon tax, making life more affordable for area residents and to protect local industry and small businesses. Plus, only the Conservative Party is standing with the fisheries and resources industries to protect local jobs here at home.

Who is your favourite Avenger’s character?

I’m actually more of a DC universe fan because my favorite is Batman.

Contact

info@VoteJohnWilliamson.ca, 506-755-6821